The Ivy Harrogate

4.3
1990 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Located on the central Parliament Street, in the heart of the popular spa town, The Ivy Harrogate is an all-day restaurant with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. The restaurant will offer a tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining just a stone’s throw from the Montpellier Quarter shops and Turkish baths.
Let The Ivy become part of your everyday life. Pop in when you fancy meeting up with a friend or family. At The Ivy, you’re sure to be warmly welcomed by a friendly face. And then you can let your hair down and get down to some serious fun, with delicious food and cocktails flowing.
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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Waitress seemed annoyed when my husband requested to taste a wine. Pasta and lobster was bland. Blackened cod was very good.

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M
Yorkshire
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

On a positive the ambience is great. The seating is comfortable and the decor is fab.
However my food was very poor. I had chips which were overcooked and dry. My Prosecco was Luke warm. My Lobster Gratin was dreadful. Asparagus stringy and all stem. Very little lobster. Rubber egg and just a load of sauce to fill it out.
We have been to the Ivy in Manchester which was so much better

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B
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time here at the Ivy ,my husband and self booked on line,
The staff were lovely, from taking our coats , to sitting down to lunch.
The food ( as always ) was fabulous and the service was great,
Our waitress looked ofter us and was very polite,
Food was hot ,and we didn't wait long inbetween course's
Plenty of room ( your not sat on one another ) and your not pushing or pulling your chair out to let people pass,
We would defenately recommend The Ivy in harrogate ,
And we shall be retuning soon are selfs,
Dyan

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IK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

The service was shocking. We had to repeatedly ask for our wine to be poured - which was in a bucket at the other side of the restaurant. We would have rather have it on our table and pour ourselves . If you’re going to offer that service, do it right!
Also my husband waited 20 mins for some more. Toast for his starter whilst I was sat finished my food. Food was delicious though

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OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fabulous from entry to exit as always

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all areas - very nice Father’s Day treat on a great Saturday night.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy continues to impress. If I told you the ONLY fault today was that they NEARLY served our wine in the wrong wine glasses (the correct ones were half an inch taller than the ones they nearly used). Thank the Lord the waiter noticed before we had a complete disaster on our hands ;-)

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JW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Having enjoyed visit in February wanted to bring our daughters. Sadly on this occasion service was pleasant but slow and the food was quite bland. Disappointed on this occasion

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BH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding as usual,I have been to the Ivy Covent Garden many times over the years and would not eat anywhere else.
York Ivy was also excellent, all in all congratulations for keeping the high standard.

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JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was very good, top notch. Only gripe I had was that we booked for 7:45pm, but was forgotten about and I received an email at 8:14pm saying we hadn’t turned up and what felt like a telling off, as if to say someone else could have had our reservation. Very annoying and very bad timing to receive such an email. We were sat down at the bar and told they’d come over when table was free but we received no acknowledgment at all. After 8:15pm I went over and asked and we were then sat down to eat.

The food was perfect. Fantastic food. Not a wide choice of beers to pick from and felt they were overpriced (£5.75 for a standard bottle).

Overall, the food was perfect but we could have been treat better considering the price of the whole experience (and that annoying email!)

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PG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food quality was good but not excellent and somewhat overpriced, in particular the fixed 12.5% service charge!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Uninspiring menu. Very limited gluten free options, and a lack of understanding of GF / what on the menu was GF by staff. Noisy. Very limited wines by the glass. Expensive for what was a promising but ultimately slightly disappointing experience.

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MN
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely evening at this first class restaurant, we have been to the original Ivy and also one in Cobham it would seem the formula is working it was very busy and food, service and ambience were all great

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S
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I had to send my food back as it wasn’t cooked as I asked and by the time my food arrived my friend had already eaten.
It was her birthday so it kind of ruined it for us.
They did knock the item off the bill which was nice of them but didn’t change us bothbeatinng at different times

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RP
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Me and my girlfriend visited the Ivy Harrogate for our anniversary dinner. This was the perfect way to celebrate. Cannot recommend enough.

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LF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful decor, comfortable and fashionable. Service excellent, wine by the glass expensive, food very nice, duck salad very tasty.
Thoroughly recommend for a treat, looking forward to a return trip.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant evening! Friendly and welcoming staff, good decor and ambiance. The menu was varied and we had a very nice dinner. Would visit again.

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PS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

For the first time the service let the Ivy down.
Started well but quickly went down hill.

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JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon tea for family group of nine. Had booked two tables, a six and a four. One person didn't show but the staff very kindly put table together to accomodate us. We were very well served with delicious teas.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. I took a friend for afternoon tea and it was all beautifully presented and the atmosphere was just fab. We will definately return to try the rest of the menu

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AR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the ivy for our anniversary lunch, the food was absolutely amazing!!! The staff were lovely!! Thank you

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JA
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

the food was lovely although the 3 breakfasts containing poached eggs where slightly cold.I presume waiting to all come out together.
flavour and service lovely

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

It was our Golden Wedding and they didn’t allocate the table I requested on this special occasion.

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M
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Sadly, this was not my best experience at the Ivy. We ordered a bottle of Viognier, which was only slightly cool, not chilled. I asked the waitress to put it in an ice bucket & she asked did we not want ice-cubes in the wine instead??!! Er..no. We ordered 2 mojitos, which took 15 minutes to arrive, by which time the food had been brought. My wife’s cone of chunky chips was very dry and must have been cooked days before. We asked for them to be replaced - much better.My Monkfish & Prawn curry was literally starter size & contained no prawns... very definitely not vfm. By the time the wine had cooled we had eaten the mains and dessert after which the rather chippy E.European waitress asked ‘Is everything alright with your meals finally?’ Tut tut - some attitude adjustment needed. On the bright side the dessert was delish.
The Ivy has a high reputation but definitely fell well below our expectations this time. I don’t like leaving negative reviews, but this was our wedding anniversary, and our experience was distinctly underwhelming. If you purport to be the best, you have to live up to it.

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SV
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitress inexperienced! Our main course brought before starter! Wine order wrong, but manager was wonderful and resolved problem immediately, thank you

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JG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service, as always, was excellent. The brunch menu is a little limited, better to go in the evening if you want more choice. The food itself though was lovely

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FH
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue, lovely food and excellent service. Always a treat. Thank you.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a high standard and vey enjoyable. We will go again frequently
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HE
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It is good food but very over priced. You can get good quality food in alot of places these days for a 3rd of the price. The drinks are seriously over priced! £10 for a G&T. We went for a special birthday but shouldnt have wasted the money. Also the specials werent offered to us and only realised they had specials when the table next to us were told about them.

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SB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Staff a bit too attentive, there were times when we were constantly interrupted.
The fake flowers at the entrance, make the place look cheap.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant meal in congenial surroundings. Only criticism was that the tender stem broccoli was undercooked.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice.,,,

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PL
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From being greeted to sitting down, to the service it was all spot on.
It was my friends birthday as well and she enjoyed the experience.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We asked to sit in table in window. We were told it was booked. No one arrived which was disappointing. We were put in a table which was tucked round a corner and felt forgotten and on our own whilst other diners moved to a more busy area.

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G
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service from all the staff. Good choice of food with excellent advice from knowledgeable staff made the evening meal fantastic

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JS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was mostly amazing. Steak ordered medium rare came well done but we didn't want to cause a scene so ate it. Expectation of steak preference in such an austere environment we thought would be pretty standard. Had to ask twice for desert menus and had to send coffee back as was stone cold. Coffee not deducted from bill as we would have hoped but when we asked there was no issue / quibble in deducting if from the payment. Atmosphere was a little stuffy / hot, but overall experience good. I guess that for such an expensive evening (and it was to celebrate our anniversary) we expected it to be perfect. So good but not top notch to match expectations.

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JR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a very nice afternoon great service good food and smart place, but it is expensive

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KD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not fault the staff - they made us feel very special. Afternoon tea was fabulous.

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NF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I have been many times to The Ivy in Harrogate but this time the service was not up to scratch. We waited a long time for the coffees to arrive and my husband’s meal was late ‘because the chef over cooked it and started again’ but there was no apology when the other plates were brought out- we had to ask someone where the plate was! We went for my father’s 80th birthday and despite telling them in advance, there was nothing special about the experience. When the bill arrived a ‘complementary celebration’ (no charge) was on the bill and I asked what this was. The waiter stared at me for a while before asking whose birthday it was and then brought out a little pastry with a happy birthday chocolate on it. I resent the automatic 12.5% tip added to the bill and I wished at the time I had asked for it to be removed. I just didn’t feel like the experience was the special start to the day that it should have been and would probably go to Bettys instead.

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OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters birthday, which The Ivy made really special for her

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